KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Last week’s massive fire at Victory Lounge on Durbarmarg destroyed property worth over Rs 60 million. The club located on the sixth floor of a private building caught fire after an electrical short-circuit. Was this a tragedy just waiting to happen? The incident exposes an egregious lack of resources and manpower for dealing with big fires that may break out in Kathmandu Valley.
Surya Nepal Jazzmandu, aka the Kathmandu Jazz Festival, started on October 17 (yesterday) and will continue until October 23. For these seven days, Jazzmandu 2019 will celebrate its 17th year by hosting several shows across Kathmandu valley, as renowned musicians from Nepal and around the world come to join the festival to give the audience a sneak peek of the different dimensions of jazz.
For many of us, traveling for days or perhaps weeks high up in the mountains is the ultimate dream. However, due to work or school, we might not have the luxury of taking a week out of our busy schedule to travel for a long time. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t travel at all, we can still make short but frequent trips around the valley in order to get our dose of the wilderness. Here are a few places we recommend you visit.
King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s unification campaign was focused on Kathmandu but it seemed like a powerful state to win over. To weaken it, he blockaded the Kathmandu Valley. This affected East India Company’s trade with Tibet (and China) because their trade was carried out via Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: In a bid to operate public transportation in the Kathmandu valley through an integrated system, the government has brought a bill in parliament for the formation of Kathmandu Valley Public Transportation Authority.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to launch what it has called ‘Recharge Kathmandu Program’ with a view to avoiding groundwater-related land subsidence by increasing the underground water level of the city.
KATHMANDU, June 21: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Bina Magar has said the first phase construction of the Melamchi Water Supply Project would be completed in the coming fiscal year and water distributed in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Under growing pressure and after hearing from representatives of the local, provincial and federal levels in Kathmandu Valley on Monday, Prime Minister KP Oli has hinted at withdrawing the much-contested Guthi Bill from parliament.
KATHMANDU, May 30: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted partly cloudy weather and rainfall, from light to moderate, for three continuous days in Kathmandu Valley as well as to other parts of the country.
The petrol pump stations which thousands of bikers and motorists visit and which should be placed in locations safe for both operators as well as the visitors remain mostly in too risky areas. It is so within the Kathmandu Valley and towns and cities outside the valley, which is why the government authorities must immediately direct them to enhance their safety measures, relocate them and if the operators stand defiant even shut them down.
KATHMANDU, March 20: A new international ice-cream franchise is soon to be introduced in the Kathmandu Valley, promising a totally new experience to the consumers. Co-founded by Bibhushan Sharma and Niskarsh Ghimire, Creative Mills has brought Twisting Scoops to Nepal for the first time.
KATHMANDU, March 2: The economic cost of traffic congestion in the Kathmandu Valley was above Rs 16.5 billion in 2018, according to an estimate. The loss calculation was made based on the collective time wasted of drivers and passengers, in all vehicles plying on Kathmandu Valley roads.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against a total of 6,664 taxi drivers for unfair business practices and in various traffic rule violations in Kathmandu as of now in the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A government-run project to manage waste from the Kathmandu Valley has failed to make headway for months. At the heart of the stalemate is the issue of managing 988 staffers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City working on waste management.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Kathmandu Valley needs the installation of CCTV at 21,441 locations. A recent study by the Metropolitan Traffic Office Ranipokhari showed that a total of 9,117 points in Kathmandu, 5,985 in Bhaktapur and 6,339 in Lalitpur require the fixation of advanced cameras for the security purposes, said Office chief and Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Volunteers collected 36 metric tonnes of waste in course of cleaning the various rivers and the Ring Road area in the Kathmandu Valley today. The collected waste was managed with the help of local governments.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Incidents of police confiscating counterfeit gold in the Kathmandu valley are rising in the recent days. On Monday, police arrested a person for possessing one kilogram of counterfeit gold at his residence in Sukedhara.
KATHMANDU, Dec13: Public buildings and other infrastructure built in the Kathmandu Valley are least accessible to differently-abled people, according to a report prepared by a non-governmental organization (NGO).
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The teaching-learning process at 600 government schools in the Kathmandu Valley was affected on Friday as the government teachers gathered at Bhrikutimandap in the capital to join protests organized by the Confederation of Nepalese Teachers (CNT).
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: To ease the traffic pressure in the Kathmandu valley during the Asia Pacific Summit (APS), the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has imposed ‘odd-even’ system for the vehicles starting from November 29 till December 2.
KATHMANDU, Nov 4: With the impact of pollutants in the atmosphere for the absence of rainfall, the temperature across the country including the Kathmandu valley has dipped. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded 8.6 degree Celsius on Sunday.
The first-ever restaurant to serve haas ko choila in the Kathmandu Valley, ‘Shyam Dai ko haas ko choila’ has been around for a solid 28 years. Choila is traditional Newari delicacies- chunky meat pieces packed with flavor after intense marination with local spices. Though buff choila and chicken choila are more commonly available in local eateries, ‘haas (duck) choila’ is a rarity in itself. Only a handful of restaurants have incorporated the savory item in their menu.